Knights Brown was appointed to construct the new road, which provides permanent access through the Army’s old Louisburg Barracks site to open the area up for housing and commercial development. Associated works included drainage, lighting, earthworks, retaining walls, bank stabilisation, signage, ducting, footways and cycleways, attenuation tank and pond, and environmental mitigation works including a badger tunnel.
Housing development was programmed to commence during our works, which required us to complete the shared access route early and then maintain and coordinate access to the various building plots throughout the scheme.
As impacts on local traffic were a major concern, we developed a full stakeholder engagement strategy and traffic management plan. This was developed with our customer to keep the public up to date regarding diversion routes, closure dates and restrictions. We created a dedicated website to keep the public informed on the programme of works, phasing and latest news.
Environmental enhancements included 10,924m³ of site won excavated materials, some of which were reused in our works with the remainder stockpiled for reuse in Phase 2; 679m³ of tar bound contaminated material taken from the A325 was recycled and reused as HBM in the footpaths; and 2,376m³ of site won sands were sent for recycling and resold on the open market.
While on site our team visited Bordon Primary School to help with a group exercise to measure out and design a new café for Bordon. We provided measuring wheels, hi vis vests, hard hats and gift bags for the children in support of the event.